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"Stock raising center and Post Office on creek of samename. Stream rises approximately in T.8 N,.R. 5 E., in Lime Creek mountains, flows southeast. "Origin of name doubtful. There are two or three good sized caves used by Indians for many years near Cave Creek Post Office. Old-timers tell of a man named Cave who once lived on headwaters of creek, from which came the name. Take your choice." Letter, Joe Hand Forest Ranger. Hand is about right. The Phoenix Papers of early Eighties often mention a visiting miner, Ed Caves, who lived on Cave Creek for many years. was generally known as "Old Rackensack" for the famous Rackensack mine he discovered and worked in Cave Creek district. Post Office established April 28, 1890, William Gillingham, Post Master."
Barnes, Will C. Arizona
Place Names University of Arizona Press. 1997. P. 83
Arizona Department of Commerce Community Profiles-Cave Creek
Local Government Home Page
Arizonan.com: Cave Creek
Carefree/Cavecreek Chamber of Commerce
Desert Foothills Public Library
Cave Creek Museum
For land's sake; the autobiographyof a dynamic Arizonan [by] K. T. Palmer.
Cave Creek and Carefree, Arizona : a history of the desert foothills
/ Frances C. Carlson.
Fran Carlson collection, 1870-1990
A Planning report for Cave Creek, Arizona / prepared for the Citizens
of Cave Creek by the Maricopa County Planning and Zoning Department
Items on the Arizona and Southwest Index
Cave Creek History; 1989-
Cave Creek, Arizona: Newsclippings; 1964-1975
Cave Creek Museum; 1989-
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